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The Boy with the Sun in His Eyes (2009)

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A funeral rockets John into the orbit of the flamboyant Solange, a B-movie actress best known in Europe for her roles in '80s Italian horror movies. As John follows her into heady whirlwind... See full summary »


Todd Verow


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Credited cast:
Tim Swain Tim Swain ... John
Mahogany Reynolds Mahogany Reynolds ... Solange
Josh Ubaldi Josh Ubaldi ... Kevin
Valentin Plessy Valentin Plessy ... Alain
Yann de Monterno Yann de Monterno ... Giacomo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philly Abe Philly Abe ... America (as Philly)
Olivia Barth Olivia Barth ... Cindy
Jo Bernardo Jo Bernardo ... Party Hostess
Jason Bushman
Enzo Ceraolo Enzo Ceraolo ... Ruggero
Maxime Cervulle Maxime Cervulle ... Art Terrorist
Frances Collins Frances Collins ... Mourner
Eric Debets Eric Debets
Amy Dwyer Amy Dwyer ... Darla
Derek Dwyer Derek Dwyer ... Mourner


A funeral rockets John into the orbit of the flamboyant Solange, a B-movie actress best known in Europe for her roles in '80s Italian horror movies. As John follows her into heady whirlwind romances with cute French pop stars and deadly (but hot!) Milanese model managers, he begins to realize that Solange's world is far more complex and dangerous than he could possibly have imagined.

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More than just your average boy-meets-girl-meets-boy-meets-boy-meets-boy story. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Thriller



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Release Date:

9 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Junge mit den strahlenden Augen See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Bangor Films See more »
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Solange: I did more than model for him back in the day.
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A funny "headlong plunge into drama"
1 January 2010 | by rake11138See all my reviews

Nothing could prepare John (Tim Swain) for the changes that would occur in his life following the death of childhood friend Kevin (Josh Ubaldi). Shortly before Kevin's passing, John accuses him of never telling him the beginning or ending of a story. Rather it's "always a headlong plunge into drama." Little does John know that he's about to take a similar plunge after he meets the mysterious Solange (Mahogany Reynolds), a B-movie actress in low-budget Italian horror films, at Kevin's funeral. Within minutes of meeting him, Solange offers John a job as a production/personal assistant for "The Untourist Guide," a food/lifestyle magazine/show she is planning to do in Europe. Before you can say "passport," John quits his boring cubicle job in Boston and relocates to Paris with Solange. Todd Verow's film, based on the novel by Jim Dwyer (who also wrote the screenplay for Verow's controversial movie version of Dennis Cooper's "Frisk"), makes good use of the European locations. Verow also elicits honest performances from his lead actors, brightening the dark subject matter. (Gregg Shapiro)

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